Vitiligo represents as complete loss of pigment in localized areas of skin. The affected areas turn white and stand on a dark background. This can be cosmetic disfiguring and such patients face social stigma.
Conventional therapies including oral psoralen and topical medication are used for treatments. Excimer Laser can be used when conventional therapies give inadequate or no response.
Laser Treatment for Vitiligo
Excimer Laser is highly focused beam of UVB light. The laser beam is focused directly on the lightened area using the laser device. The UVB light may stimulate pigmentation in the skin restoring color in the white patches.
The procedure is painless and can be done easily in less than an hour. The multiple sessions usually 2-3 times in a week are recommended to achieve the desired results. The treatment may continue for four to six months to get the desired results.
No post procedure is required and you can resume work and continue daily activities after the laser treatment.
- Zero downtime